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Kestrel Hunting and Fishing Meters

Wind speed, temperature, barometric pressure, and density altitude are just a few of the conditions that can impact the success of your outdoor activity. When you’re planning to spend any length of time outside in the elements, it’s important to know what weather to expect so that you can prepare accordingly. Environmental conditions can vary during an outdoor excursion when traveling across different altitudes, through dense brush, or near waterways - having instant access to real-time, accurate weather data gives you the advantage no matter where the adventure ends up. On the range, on the lake, in the tree stand, or back at camp - be equipped with a lightweight Kestrel meter or logger to always know your conditions.

Long Range Hunting

As a hunter, you need to know the exact trajectory of your bullet so you can make an effective, humane kill in one shot. Kestrel Ballistics Meters help you do just that by accurately measuring environmental conditions such as density altitude, temperature, and wind along with providing precise aiming solutions for first shot confidence. It also calculates the crosswind effect with respect to a target direction - invaluable when practicing and learning how to read the wind. Drop-tested, waterproof, and extremely durable, the Kestrel can be conveniently tossed in your pack or the back of your truck without fear of damage.

Recommended Products:

Kestrel 3500NV Handheld Pocket Weather Meter with Night Vision Preserving Backlight
Kestrel 3500NV

Archery & Bow Hunting

The large side surface area of an arrow makes it far more subject to wind drift than other hunting projectiles. Even 5-10 MPH of crosswind requires wind compensation or arrow selection adjustment. You can drop tufts of grass to estimate the wind - or measure the wind speed to +/- 3% accuracy with a Kestrel. The Kestrel even calculates the exact crosswind effect with respect to a target direction - invaluable when practicing and learning how to read the wind.

Recommended Products:

Kestrel 1000 Handheld Pocket Wind Meter Kestrel 2500 NV Handheld Pocket Weather Meter Kestrel 3500NV Handheld Pocket Weather Meter with Night Vision Preserving Backlight
Kestrel 1000 Kestrel 2500NV Kestrel 3500NV

Fishing

Figuring out when the fish will bite is easier when you know the weather - now, and in the recent past. Especially in shallow and fresh waters, slight changes in water temperature, barometric pressure and surface disturbance caused by wind all influence when fish are feeding. When pressure is rising or falling, fish activity will increase, making brighter or faster lures more effective. The Kestrel 2500 is the perfect fishing companion. It measures all those parameters, including water temperature - simply submerge the waterproof unit and hit "hold" to save the temperature. Plus it's durable enough to toss into your tackle box at the end of the day.

Recommended Products:

Kestrel  Bluetooth D3 DROP Kestrel 2500 NV Handheld Pocket Weather Meter
Kestrel DROP D3 Kestrel 2500NV

Predator & Varmint Hunting

Varmint activity is heavily influenced by wind, barometric pressure change, and precipitation. As just one example, coyote activity can be counted on to increase with rising barometric pressure after a storm front has passed. Most varmints are hunted at long range, requiring educated ballistics choices and skillful reading of the wind. Take the guesswork out of your next varmint hunt with a Kestrel 3500, 5000 or Kestrel Weather & Ballistics Meters.

Recommended Products:

Kestrel 3500NV Handheld Pocket Weather Meter with Night Vision Preserving Backlight
Kestrel 3500NV

Bush Piloting

Especially when flying in and out of remote locations, it's critical to know the weather. Safe operation of a small plane or helicopter requires accurate and up-to-the-minute local readings on density altitude, wind speed, barometric pressure, dewpoint and altitude. The new Kestrel 5500 features a crosswind and headwind/tailwind calculator, too, making it the perfect companion for pilots landing in extreme conditions.

Recommended Products:

Kestrel 5000 Kestrel 5500

Animal Behavior

The wind speed affects how well animals can hear and smell, causing them to be less active as wind speeds increase. Temperature influences the animals' comfort, restricting their activity if it's too cold or warm. Wind chill and heat stress give an even better indication of how the wind or humidity may influence the "real feel" of temperature on the animal. For most game, activity levels will rise or fall along with the barometric pressure. A Kestrel 5000 can track weather trends and give you current conditions to plan when and where to hunt.

Recommended Products:

Kestrel 5000 Kestrel 5500

Black Powder Hunting

As a black powder hunter, you get one shot at your quarry. so you need to make it count. You need to know the wind speed and direction to plan how to get close to your target, and track humidity, dew point and barometric pressure trends to anticipate weather changes and ensure you keep your powder dry. The Kestrel 3500 measures every one of these parameters in a 3.5-oz. package, maximizing your chance of success during muzzleloader season.

Recommended Products:

Kestrel  Bluetooth D3 DROP Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Meter
Kestrel D3 DROP Kestrel 3500NV Kestrel 5700

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